The Richard Ford Papers
is located in Special Collections. Ford, who graduated from Michigan State University in 1966, is widely recognized as one of the pillars of contemporary American fiction. Ford is the author of the novels: Canada, Lay of the Land, Independence Day, The Sportswriter, A Piece of My Heart, Wildlife
, and The Ultimate Good Luck
, in addition to collections of short stories, numerous essays, and reviews. The Ford Papers reflect the entire span of Ford's writing career to date. They include manuscripts and drafts; personal and professional correspondences; notes, articles, screenplays and essays; interviews and reviews; and personal memorabilia. Special Collections also holds all the published works
of Mr. Ford
, who is currently the Emmanuel Roman and Barrie Sardoff Roman Professor of the Humanities and Professor of Writing at Columbia University.